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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2006. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 18th.


View Poll Results: Window Manager of the Year
Fluxbox 265 21.44%
Window Maker 60 4.85%
Enlightenment 100 8.09%
KWin 159 12.86%
MetaCity 73 5.91%
sawfish 10 0.81%
IceWM 60 4.85%
Blackbox 21 1.70%
AfterStep 4 0.32%
OpenBox 28 2.27%
fvwm2 36 2.91%
Ratpoison 12 0.97%
Ion 15 1.21%
xfwm4 59 4.77%
Compiz 80 6.47%
Beryl 254 20.55%
Voters: 1236. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-12-2007, 02:24 PM   #91
Registered: Aug 2006
Location: New Zealand
Distribution: Gentoo
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i voted for openbox simply because of its versatility and ability to be used to replace other WM's (i know alot of others can do this to) but also because i get a good feeling from openbox.

but enlightenment was close... in the 2007 polls i think ill almost have to vote for E. with the way its going, damn DR17 looks pretty!
Old 02-15-2007, 02:21 AM   #92
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Melbourne
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 42

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Thumbs up

I'm an Ion man
love the Ion.
Old 02-15-2007, 10:26 AM   #93
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: India
Distribution: Slackware 10; FreeBSD 4.10
Posts: 77

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fluxbox is the best.
Old 02-18-2007, 02:27 PM   #94
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fluxbox ...
Old 02-19-2007, 07:00 AM   #95
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Portugal
Distribution: Slackware64 13.0, Slackware64 13.1
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WindowMaker most of the time here. Sometimes XFCE 4.3.99.

I hate afterstep though, looks like it was designed by Liberace...
Old 02-24-2007, 11:52 AM   #96
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Location: DeSoto, TX.
Distribution: grml
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Fluxbox is tops for me.

Tried many others but speed, functionality and configurability of flux won me over.

I run GRML (about the most underrated and fun to use distro on the planet) and the default implementation of fluxbox is awesome. I can do what I want to do and get where I want to go faster with fluxbox than anything else.
Old 03-08-2007, 03:49 AM   #97
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Finland
Distribution: openSUSE
Posts: 89

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Uh oh, only 60 votes for Window Maker? That's my choice. Like someone said, everything I need and nothing I don't. Easily configurable. Plus it starts super fast. As a OS X user it feels more natural than start-menu clonehorrors, too. Gotta love docking apps! All commonly used programs behind one mouse click, not so often used behind 3-4 and rest can be opened from terminal and then docked at will without any commands.

I plain love it!

Long live NeXT-alikes (although he who has designed Afterstep has been on heavy acid)!
Old 03-08-2007, 01:51 PM   #98
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: University of Maryland
Distribution: FreeBSD
Posts: 268

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ahh, another strong showing for ratpoison
Old 03-08-2007, 03:02 PM   #99
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Finland
Distribution: openSUSE
Posts: 89

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Originally Posted by Ha1f
ahh, another strong showing for ratpoison
more than last year?
Old 03-12-2007, 05:47 AM   #100
Registered: Aug 2006
Location: Asia
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 59

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Well, the first linux distribution i used was SUSE 10.0. My computer was quite weak (Celeron 667, 256MB RAM). At first i used KDE, the default one, and it was super slow. Then i later learned about "the many WMs and DEs" in Linux, so i switched to WindowMaker, which was available on my machine. I liked it. But then i later read on the forums that BlackBox was by far the lightest among those WMs, so i switched to Blackbox. First i was not very impressed, but after visiting and getting some cool themes, i made my computer look awesome!

So, to me, Blackbox has been the best WM so far. I recently switched to some less bloated Linux distros like Slackware, Gentoo, and found out it didnt make much different if i used Fluxbox. Now Im using FreeBSD, which is the fastest OS i've ever seen, and i mainly use Fluxbox.

But by and large, i choose Blackbox, and i voted for it.

Please dont mind if my post doesnt make sense, haha
Old 03-12-2007, 06:29 AM   #101
Registered: Aug 2006
Location: Asia
Distribution: Ubuntu
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I like the Flourescene and Matrix themes.
Old 03-12-2007, 01:25 PM   #102
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Location: Vancouver Wa
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I've just built a new box and put Debian on it and can't even get on the web so far. I'm so dumb about linux nh1s2many
Old 04-09-2007, 08:35 PM   #103
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Beryl is still immature and a bit buggy, but as it grows up it's going to blow everything else out of the water - presuming, of course, that you have the graphical capability to run it.

Beryl is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long, long time.

-jiml8, "master of the cube" - lol!
Old 05-05-2007, 06:33 PM   #104
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Finland
Distribution: openSUSE
Posts: 89

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Yet again, is Window Maker developement halted? It has been 0.92 forever! I got the sources secured but all I can program is a bit BASIC on my TI83. That WM has tremendous potential, it just needs a glossy facelift to appeal to masses and more versatile Dock (as in hidable & adjustable to bottom/up).
Old 05-06-2007, 06:45 PM   #105
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: USA & Canada
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how come neither KDE nor GNOME is on the list?

just curious

- perry


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